Top 10 biggest Champagne markets
With today marking the fifth global #ChampagneDay, db takes a look at the world’s biggest Champagne export markets.
Austria steps up sparkling ambitions
The Austrian Wine Marketing Board has announced a new three-tier quality hierarchy for the country’s sparkling wines as it seek to raise the profile of this style.
Two royal visits were paid to the drinks industry this week, while Diversity’s Ashley Banjo street-danced his way around London with some curiously wooden backup dancers.
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Virginie Rolland, the 31 year-old niece of the hugely influential wine consultant, Michel Rolland, has just opened her own wine importing business in New York.
A limited-edition amber ale brewed with both beer and whisky malt has become the first in a new Signature Series line launched by Guinness.
Far from impairing your memory, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol in later life could actually help improve it.
Irish cider maker C&C has seen a surprise initial takeover bid for the UK’s Spirit Pub Company rejected in favour of an earlier, lower bidder.
Tesco has been found to have overstated its profits by £263m, £14m more than first thought, as it revealed today that its post-tax profits are down 92%.
A brewery’s attempt to trademark its Star Wars-themed “Empire Strikes Bock” beer has raised the ire of Lucasfilm.
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Buyers from across Asia drove Sotheby’s recent London sale and scooped up the top lots of Henri Jayer that were on offer.
Symington Family Estates Asia Pacific marketing manager, Jorge Nuñes, on the market for rare Port in the region as the company prepares to launch the Grahams’ 1882 Ne Oublie in Hong Kong.
In its quest to simplify and speed up fine wine trading, Liv-ex have just introduced a system to check the condition of individual bottles.
A Wally’s wine auction in New York this Friday could be a bellwether for the popularity of cult Californians such as Screaming Eagle.
A French burglar was nabbed by police after settling in for some TV and a bottle of Champagne then forgetting to make a getaway.
A baker has unveiled what he claims is the UK’s most expensive loaf of bread made from 24-carat gold leaf and Champagne.
The great and good of the Champagne community descended on Reims last week to celebrate 10 years of the Champagne Ambassador’s Awards.
Pernod Ricard’s Federico Lleonart has caused quite the ‘coupe’, arguing that a simple white wine glass is superior to the classic Champagne serving options.
Champagne suppers, floating restaurants, portfolio tastings and a visit to the printers – db‘s in need of a lie-down.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.